Whale Watching from Hermanus

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in The Overberg

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Tour description provided by Viator

Boat based Whale Watching provides a safe, fun filled and unforgettable close-up viewing experience of the seasonal breeding and calving behaviors of the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) in Walker Bay, Hermanus, South Africa. Whale watching between June and December. Hermanus is a 90min drive from Cape Town.
Take advantage of the unique whale watching opportunity aboard the Unathi from Hermanus. Designed specifically to enhance your whale watching enjoyment. Sail on a this spacious 36-seater, 15m(49ft.) catamaran with retractable windows for comfort . Come as close as 50m(164ft.) to these magnificent mammals. Watch as they approach, dive or carry on with their mating activities. Get a bird's eye view from the top deck, which is ideal for picture taking. Tours run daily between the months of June and December. Witness the mating habits of these amazing mammals between June and August. Swimming in groups of eight males for every female makes it an extraordinary sight. Be touched by the heart-warming sight of the newborn calves and their mothers during the last part of the season.Departures throughout the day for your convenience. Check in 30-minutes prior to departure time. Receive a brief orientation about safety instructions, sea conditions and marine life to be encountered. Be fitted with a life jacket upon boarding. Enjoy refreshments during this two hour whale watching cruise.

What’s included

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshment
  • Local guide
  • Sightseeing cruise

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off can be arranged at additional cost


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service